I love you, I love you not.
Every Tuesday over at the The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic. This week’s topic is:
Ten Books I Loved More Than I Thought I Would (or books that you didn’t like as much as you Thought)
I really enjoyed all the books below – much more than I expected. Brief explanation of my original qualms against each book.
- Unwind, Neal Shusterman – I simply didn’t like the sound of this but then it just really grabbed me.
- Witch Light, Susan Fletcher – this started out slow and I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy the author’s style of writing. A few pages later I couldn’t get enough of it.
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – foolishly, the cover for this always put me off – I don’t know why. Fortunately I got over myself – I love this book.
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt – who knew that I would love western style stories!
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – I figured this might be too sci fi for me but I absolutely loved it.
- All the Truth that’s in me by Julie Berry – I think this was simply a book that wouldn’t have been on my radar – a good friend recommended this and I loved it.
- The Girl with all the Gifts by M J Carey – another book that I’m glad I picked up. I think the hype surrounding this one put me off a little. In this case the hypes well deserved.
- The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore. The cover. Sorry, but it just didn’t do it for me. The book really did though!
- Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz – another book that I figured my go ‘whooshing’ over my head. As it happened this was fantastic.
- Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu – ditto the above. I can’t recommend this series enough.